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  64. HPL to AD, 2 February 1932; Essential Solitude, 2.446.

  65. See CAS to AD, 16 February 1932 (ms., SHSW); quoted in Smith’s Letters to H. P. Lovecraft, 34n3.

  66. See note 64 (Essential Solitude, 2.448).

  67. HPL to AD, 29 February [1932]; Essential Solitude, 2.459.

  68. HPL to Farnsworth Wright, 18 February 1932 (SL 4.17).

  69. Farnsworth Wright to AD, 17 January 1933 (ms., SHSW).

  70. HPL to F. Lee Baldwin, 21 August 1934 (ms., JHL).

  71. HPL to FBL, 8 November 1923 (SL 1.258).

  72. REH, “On Reading—and Writing,” in The Last Celt, ed. Glenn Lord (West Kingston, RI: Donald M. Grant, 1976), 51.

  73. REH to HPL, [c. December 1930]; A Means to Freedom: The Letters of H. P. Lovecraft and Robert E. Howard (New York: Hippocampus Press, 2009), 1.100.

  74. HPL to Kenneth Sterling, 14 December 1935 (SL 5.214).

  75. HPL to AD, [28 January 1932]; 2 February [1932]; 29 March [1934], 29 April 1934; Essential Solitude, 2.446, 448, 628, 632.

  76. HPL to Robert Bloch, [late June 1933]; Letters to Robert Bloch, 23.

  77. HPL to CAS, 3 December 1929 (SL 3.87).

  78. The End of the Story (Collected Fantasies, Volume 1) (San Francisco: Night Shade Books, 2006), 82.

  79. HPL to REH, 14 August 1930 (SL 3.166).

  80. CAS to AD, 4 January 1933 (ms., SHSW).

  81. HPL to AD, 16 May 1931; Essential Solitude, 1.336.

  82. HPL to FBL, 20 February 1929 (SL 2.274).

  83. See A. Langley Searles, “Fantasy and Outré Themes in the Short Fiction of Edward Lucas White and Henry S. Whitehead,” in American Supernatural Fiction, ed. Douglas Robillard (New York: Garland, 1996), 64–72.

  84. “All his papers were found in perfect order, but this was soon disturbed by hands which destroyed his files of correspondence with Lovecraft and others.” RHB, “Henry S. Whitehead,” Jumbee and Other Uncanny Tales (Sauk City, WI: Arkham House, 1944), ix.

  85. HPL to FBL, 3 November 1930 (SL 3.205).

  86. HPL to JVS, 28 August 1931 (AHT).

  Chapter 21: Mental Greed

  1. HPL to LDC, 5 May 1931 (ms., JHL).

  2. HPL to AD, 9 May 1931; Essential Solitude, 1.332–33.

  3. HPL to AD, 23 May 1931; Essential Solitude, 1.342.

  4. HPL to AD, [25 May 1931] (postcard); Essential Solitude, 1.346.

  5. HPL to AD, 23 December 1931; Essential Solitude, 1.432.

  6. HPL to RHB, 25 February 1932; O Fortunate Floridian, 24.

  7. HPL to LDC, 11–12 June 1931 (ms., JHL).

  8. HPL to AD, 17 June 1931; Essential Solitude, 1.349.

  9. HPL to LDC, 22 June 1931 (ms., JHL).

  10. Ibid.

  11. HPL to LDC, 23–24 June 1931 (ms., JHL).

  12. HPL to LDC, 8–10 July 1931 (ms., JHL).

  13. Ibid.

  14. HPL to AD, 3 August 1931; Essential Solitude, 1.353.

  15. HPL to AD, 2 September 1931; Essential Solitude, 1.372.

  16. HPL to Edward H. Cole, 31 December 1931 (ms., JHL).

  17. HPL to JVS, 10 November 1931 (ms., JHL).

  18. HPL to DW, [2 January 1932] (postcard); Mysteries of Time and Spirit, 294.

  19. HPL to AD, 16 January 1931; Essential Solitude, 1.308.

  20. HPL to REH, 7 November 1932 (SL 4.104).

  21. HPL to AD, 16 May 1931; Essential Solitude, 1.338.

  22. HPL to AD, 18 August 1931; Essential Solitude, 1.363.

  23. HPL to AD, 18 September, and 30 September 1931; Essential Solitude, 1.383, 390. HPL to Wilfred B. Talman, 2 April [1932] (ms., JHL).

  24. HPL to AD, 19 November [1932]; Essential Solitude, 2.526.

  25. HPL to JVS, 5 February 1932 (ms., JHL).

  26. HPL to Wilfred B. Talman, 5 March 1932 (SL 4.27).

  27. HPL to JVS, 22 March 1932 (ms., JHL).

  28. Enclosed in letter to Richard F. Searight, 31 August 1933; Letters to Richard F. Searight, 12.

  29. See note 19.

  30. See note 15 (Essential Solitude, 1.370).

  31. HPL to AD, 9 October 1931; Essential Solitude, 1.393–94.

  32. HPL to Lee Alexander Stone, 18 September 1930 (SL 3.170–71).

  33. HPL to FBL, [April 1931] (AHT).

  34. HPL to Wilfred B. Talman, 28 October 1930 (SL 3.199).

  35. HPL to Wilfred B. Talman, 10 December 1930 (SL 3.239–40).

  36. “Lovecraft’s Cosmic Imagery,” in Schultz and Joshi, An Epicure in the Terrible, 192.

  37. “Through Hyperspace with Brown Jenkin”, in Joshi, Four Decades of Criticism, 146.

  38. HPL to AD, 14 May [1932]; Essential Solitude, 2.478.

  39. HPL to AD, 6 June 1932; Essential Solitude, 2.482–83.

  40. HPL to E. Hoffmann Price, 20 October 1932 (SL 4.91).

  41. HPL to AD, 16 May 1931; Essential Solitude, 1.339.

  42. HPL to CAS, 3 October 1933 (SL 4.270–71).

  43. HPL to Elizabeth Toldridge, 15 April 1929 (ms., JHL).

  44. HPL to Elizabeth Toldridge, 24 October 1930 (SL 3.198).

  45. SL 4.71 (note 42).

  46. “An Interview with Harry K. Brobst,” LS Nos. 22/23 (Fall 1990): 24–26.

  47. “All but one or two of the considerable number of letters that I received from him have been either lost or passed on to others . . .” Edkins, “Idiosyncrasies of HPL” (1940), in Lovecraft Remembered, 93.

  48. HPL to RHB, [22 August 1934]; O Fortunate Floridian, 166–67.

  49. HPL to RHB, 29 January [1936]; O Fortunate Floridian, 317.

  50. HPL to Carl Ferdinand Strauch, 16 February 1932, Lovecraft Annual 4 (2010): 65.

  51. HPL to AD, 21 April 1932; Essential Solitude, 2.473.

  52. HPL to AD, 6 June 1932; Essential Solitude, 2.480.

  53. Ibid. (Essential Solitude, 2.481).

  54. HPL to DW, [2 August 1927]; Mysteries of Time and Spirit, 138.

  55. HPL to AD, 9 September 1931; Essential Solitude, 1.381.

  56. HPL to JVS, 13 October 1932 (SL 4.87).

  57. E. Hoffmann Price, “The Man Who Was Lovecraft,” in Lovecraft Remembered, 289–90.

  58. HPL to JFM, 5 July 1932 (SL 4.47).

  59. HPL to MWM, 12 July 1932 (SL 4.48–49).

  60. Harold S. Farnese to AD, 11 April 1937 (ms., SHSW); quoted in David E. Schultz, “The Origin of Lovecraft’s ‘Black Magic’ Quote,” CoC No. 48 (St John’s Eve 1987): 9.

  61. It is reproduced facing SL 4.159.

  62. Harold S. Farnese to AD, 11 April 1937 (see note 60).

  63. HPL to Harold S. Farnese, 22 September 1932 (SL 4.70–71).

  64. See note 60.

  65. HPL to JVS, 13 October 1932 (ms., JHL; this portion not included in SL).

  66. Cook, In Memoriam, in Lovecraft Remembered, 131.

  67. Muriel E. Eddy, The Gentleman from Angell Street (1961), in Lovecraft Remembered, 61–63. This matter is not mentioned at all in Eddy’s 1945 memoir.

  68. HPL to Duane W. Rimel, 19 November 1934 (SL 5.72).

  69. Hazel Heald to AD, 30 September 1944; quoted in a footnote in The Horror in the Museum and Other Revisions (Sauk City, WI: Arkham House, 1970), 27.

  70. HPL to AD, [mid-August 1932]; Essential Solitude, 2.497.

  71. HPL to RHB, 10 April 1934 (SL 4.403).

  72. HPL to E. Hoffmann Price, 20 October 1932 (ms., JHL).

  73. HPL to Richard Ely Morse, 28 July 1932 (SL 4.229).

  74. HPL to REH, 24 July–5 August 1933 (SL 4.222).

  75. HPL to CAS, 26 March 1935 (SL 5.130).

  76. E. Hoffmann Price, “The Man Who Was Lovecraft,” in Lovecraft Remembered, 291.

  77. E. Hoffmann Price to HPL, 10 October 1932 (ms., JHL).

  78. First printed in CoC No. 10 (1982): 46–56.

  79. HPL to E. Hoffmann Price, 3 October 1932 (SL 4.74–75).

  80. HPL to JVS, 24 March 1933 (SL 4.158).

  81. HPL to E. Hoffmann Price, 6 April 1933 (SL 4.175).

  82. “The Man Who Was Lovecraft,” i
n Lovecraft Remembered, 291.

  83. SL 4.178 (note 81).

  84. E. Hoffmann Price to Farnsworth Wright, 7 August 1933 (ms., JHL).

  85. Farnsworth Wright to H. Lovecraft, 17 August 1933 (ms., JHL); quoted in Letters to Robert Bloch, 31n.

  86. HPL to Farnsworth Wright, 14 November 1933 (SL 4.319).

  87. Earl C. Kelley to HPL, 29 February 1932 (ms., JHL).

  88. HPL to RHB, 22 August 1934; O Fortunate Floridian, 168.

  89. HPL to E. Hoffmann Price, 7 December 1932 (SL 4.116–17).

  90. HPL to Duane W. Rimel, 12 September 1934 (SL 5.33).

  91. HPL to CAS, 4 April 1932 (SL 4.37).

  92. HPL to RHB, 9 April 1933; O Fortunate Floridian, 59.

  93. HPL to Alfred Galpin, 4 November 1933; Letters to Alfred Galpin, 196–97.

  94. Davis, Private Life, 17.

  95. HPL to AEPG, 27–28 December [1932] (ms., JHL).

  96. HPL to AEPG, [2 January 1933] (postcard) (ms., JHL).

  97. HPL to RHB, 18 February 1933; O Fortunate Floridian, 51.

  98. HPL to RHB, [17 December 1933]; O Fortunate Floridian, 90.

  99. HPL to DW, 21 February 1933; Mysteries of Time and Spirit, 319.

  Chapter 22: In My Own Handwriting

  1. HPL to Carl F. Strauch, 31 May 1933 Lovecraft Annual 4 (2010): 100–101.

  2. HPL to Carl F. Strauch, 5 June 1933, Lovecraft Annual 4 (2010): 102.

  3. HPL to AD, 5 June 1933; Essential Solitude, 2.580.

  4. See note 2.

  5. In Marginalia (1944), facing 214.

  6. HPL to Carl F. Strauch, 18 March 1933, Lovecraft Annual 4 (2010): 97–98.

  7. Davis, Private Life, p 22–23.

  8. HPL to Alfred Galpin, 24 June 1933 (SL 4.215).

  9. Price, “The Man Who Was Lovecraft,” in Lovecraft Remembered, 293.

  10. HPL to JVS, 25 September 1933 (SL 4.250).

  11. HPL to Elizabeth Toldridge, 28 August 1933 (ms., JHL).

  12. HPL to RHB, [2 December 1933] (postcard); O Fortunate Floridian, 89.

  13. HPL to Allen G. Ullman, 16 August 1933 (ms., JHL).

  14. HPL to Duane W. Rimel, 16 April 1935 (ms., JHL).

  15. Weird Tales 22, No. 6 (December 1933): 776.

  16. HPL to RHB, [24 May 1935]; O Fortunate Floridian, 274.

  17. HPL to Charles D. Hornig, 7 August [1933] (postcard) (ms.).

  18. HPL to Willis Conover, 1 September 1936; Lovecraft at Last (Arlington, VA: Carrollton-Clark, 1975), 86. HPL’s mention that some of the “interpolated portions” may be “illegible” (Lovecraft at Last, 97) suggests that at least some of the insertions were handwritten.

  19. HPL to RHB, [16 March 1935]; O Fortunate Floridian, 219.

  20. HPL to RHB, [21 October 1933]; O Fortunate Floridian, 82.

  21. Derleth prepared a poor text for Beyond the Wall of Sleep (1943) as well as for an annotated separate edition (Arkham House/Villiers, 1963). I prepared a corrected text for Autobiographical Writings (1992) and Miscellaneous Writings (1995).

  22. Talman, “The Normal Lovecraft,” 8.

  23. When AD found this document, he was unaware what it was and thought it represented plot-germs by Lovecraft; he wrote up Lovecraft’s plot description of The Dark Chamber into the “posthumous collaboration” entitled “The Ancestor.”

  24. HPL to RK, 23 April 1921 (SL 1.128).

  25. HPL to CAS, 17 October 1923 (SL 1.256).

  26. HPL to FBL, 24 July 1923 (SL 1.238).

  27. HPL to CAS, [28 October 1934] (SL 5.64).

  28. HPL to CAS, [22 October 1933] (SL 4.289).

  29. Ibid. (SL 4.289–90).

  30. HPL to Robert Bloch, 27 April 1933; Letters to Robert Bloch, 10.

  31. HPL to F. Lee Baldwin, 16 October 1933 (ms., JHL).

  32. For more on Baldwin see Josephine Richardson et al., Within the Circle: In Memoriam F. Lee Baldwin 1913–1987 (Glenview, IL: Moshassuck Press, 1988).

  33. For a selection of Rimel’s weird writing see To Yith and Beyond (Glenview, IL: Moshassuck Press, 1990).

  34. HPL to Richard F. Searight, 31 August 1933; Letters to Richard F. Searight, 9.

  35. HPL to Richard F. Searight, 15 January 1934; Letters to Richard F. Searight, 16.

  36. Ibid., 17.

  37. Helen V. Sully, “Memories of Lovecraft: II,” in Lovecraft Remembered, 278.

  38. HPL to CAS, [25 July 1933] (postcard) (ms.).

  39. HPL to Helen V. Sully, 24 November 1933 (ms., JHL).

  40. See HPL to DW, 16 January 1932; Mysteries of Time and Spirit, 297–98. This novel, along with Wandrei’s unpublished mainstream novel Invisible Sun (written 1932–33), are forthcoming.

  41. AD, Place of Hawks (New York: Loring & Mussey, 1935), 91–92.

  42. HPL to E. Hoffmann Price, 26 November 1932 (SL 4.113).

  43. Wandrei, The Eye and the Finger (Sauk City, WI: Arkham House, 1948), 55.

  44. Howard, Cthulhu (New York: Baen, 1987), 57.

  45. HPL to Robert Bloch, [late June 1933]; Letters to Robert Bloch, 22.

  46. HPL to Robert Bloch, [November 1933]; Letters to Robert Bloch, 41.

  47. Something about Cats and Other Pieces, 117–18.

  48. Ibid., 117.

  49. HPL to F. Lee Baldwin, 31 January 1934 (SL 4.350).

  50. HPL to E. Hoffmann Price, 12 January 1933 (SL 4.133).

  51. HPL to JVS, 28 September 1931 (SL 3.416).

  52. HPL to AD, 12 November 1926; Essential Solitude, 1.49.

  53. HPL to Willis Conover, 1 September 1936 (SL 5.304).

  54. HPL to Bernard Austin Dwyer, [1932] (SL 4.4).

  55. HPL to JVS, 5 February 1932 (SL 4.15).

  56. HPL to Willis Conover, 10 January 1937 (SL 5.384).

  57. HPL to Fritz Leiber, 9 November 1936 (SL 5.341).

  58. SL 5.384 (note 56).

  59. HPL to E. Hoffmann Price, 24 March 1933 (SL 4.163).

  60. HPL to AD, 27 October 1934; Essential Solitude, 2.663.

  61. HPL to AEPG, [28 December 1933] (postcard) (ms., JHL).

  62. HPL to AEPG, [1 January 1934] (postcard) (ms., JHL).

  63. Samuel Loveman, “Lovecraft as a Conversationalist,” in Lovecraft Remembered, 210–11.

  64. HPL to AEPG, [4 January 1934] (postcard) (ms., JHL).

  65. HPL to AEPG, [8 January 1934] (postcard) (ms., JHL).

  66. HPL to C. L. Moore, [7 February 1937] (SL 5.400–401).

  67. HPL to RHB, 12 March [1932]; O Fortunate Floridian, 25.

  68. HPL to CAS, 3 October 1933 (ms., JHL). See, in general, Will Murray, “Mearle Prout and ‘The House of the Worm,’” CoC No. 18 (Yuletide 1983): 29–30, 39.

  69. Walter, “Three Hours with H. Lovecraft,” in Lovecraft Remembered, 42.

  70. HPL to RHB, [19 March 1934]; O Fortunate Floridian, 114.

  71. HPL to Elizabeth Toldridge, 25 March 1933 (SL 4.166).

  72. HPL to RHB, 10 April 1934; O Fortunate Floridian, 124.

  73. Barlow, “The Wind That Is in the Grass,” in O Fortunate Floridian, xxix.

  74. Stephen J. Jordan, “Lovecraft in Florida,” LS Nos. 42–43 (Autumn 2001): 34, 42.

  75. Barlow, “[Memories of Lovecraft (1934)],” On Lovecraft and Life, 11.

  76. HPL to Helen V. Sully, 26 May 1934 (ms., JHL).

  77. Barlow, “The Wind That Is in the Grass,” in O Fortunate Floridian, xxx.

  78. HPL to AD, [early June 1934] (postcard); Essential Solitude, 2.643.

  79. See, in general, S. T. Joshi, “RHB and the Recognition of H. P. Lovecraft,” CoC No. 60 (Hallowmass 1988): 46–47.

  80. HPL to RHB, [1? October 1934] (postcard); O Fortunate Floridian, 184.

  81. HPL to RHB, 29 June 1934; O Fortunate Floridian, 146.

  82. HPL to RHB, 21 July 1934; O Fortunate Floridian, 153.

  83. HPL to E. Hoffmann Price, 31 August 1934 (SL 5.24–25).

  84. HPL to RHB, 7 September 1934; O Fortunate Floridian, 176.

  85. HPL to E. Hoffmann Price, 7 August 1934 (ms., JHL).

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nbsp; 86. HPL to Duane W. Rimel, 22 January 1934 (ms., JHL).

  87. HPL to Duane W. Rimel, 15 February 1934 (ms., JHL).

  88. HPL to Duane W. Rimel, 13 May 1934 (ms., JHL).

  89. See Duane W. Rimel, “A History of the Chronicle of Nath,” Etchings and Odysseys No. 9 (1986): 80.

  90. HPL to Duane W. Rimel, 23 July 1934 (ms., JHL).

  91. “About Rimel . . . I think you’re wrong. I have not extensively revised any of his recent verses; & if they are not his own, the modelling agency is Klarkash-Ton & not Grandpa! I know that he has submitted these to C A S & received assistance, but according to C A S the amount of change made has not been considerable.” HPL to RHB, 25 September 1934; O Fortunate Floridian, 180.

  92. Ibid.

  93. Ibid. (O Fortunate Floridian, 179).

  94. HPL to Kenneth Sterling, 14 December 1935; cited in Sterling’s “Caverns Measureless to Man,” in Lovecraft Remembered, 376.

  95. HPL to Edward H. Cole, [20 November 1934] (postcard) (ms., JHL).

  96. HPL to REH, 27–28 July 1934 (SL 5.12).

  97. It is so dated in AHT.

  98. HPL to AD, 30 December 1934; Essential Solitude, 2.674.

  99. HPL to AEPG, [31 December 1934] (postcard) (ms., JHL).

  100. HPL to CAS, [13 December 1933] (SL 4.328–29).

  101. HPL to F. Lee Baldwin, 27 March 1934 (ms., JHL).

  102. HPL to AD, [February 1928]; Essential Solitude, 1.135.

  103. HPL to JVS, 8 November 1933 (ms.).

  104. HPL to RHB, [26 October 1934]; O Fortunate Floridian, 187.

  105. HPL to JVS, 4 February 1934 (SL 4.362–64). See Darrell Schweitzer, “Lovecraft’s Favorite Movie,” LS Nos. 19/20 (Fall 1989): 23–25, 27.

  106. John L. Balderston, Berkeley Square (New York: Macmillan, 1929), 98.

  107. HPL to AD, 7 August 1935; Essential Solitude, 2.705.

  108. HPL to CAS, [11 November 1930] (SL 3.217).

  109. HPL to CAS, [2 March 1932] (SL 4.25–26).

  110. HPL to E. Hoffmann Price, 18 November 1934 (SL 5.71).

  111. Ibid. (SL 5.70).

  112. HPL to E. Hoffmann Price, 30 December 1934 (SL 5.86).

  113. HPL to Wilfred B. Talman, 10 November 1936 (SL 5.346).

  114. The rediscovery of the manuscript, after its whereabouts were unknown for nearly sixty years, is itself an enthralling tale. See the introduction to the annotated edition of The Shadow out of Time (New York: Hippocampus Press, 2001).

  Chapter 23: Caring about the Civilisation

 
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